While everyone was complaining about the rain during the afternoon, I was very excited at the possibility of nighttime puddle photography. Unfortunately, many of the nicer puddles dried up but there were still some for me to dive in to once the park closed. On past trips, I have just put my camera directly on the ground and even directly into puddles when necessary. I decided it might be a good idea instead to get a good beanbag to use to support my camera slightly off the ground. This was a good decision not only to get my camera out of puddles but it gave me a bit more flexibility with composition. For those interested I opted for the Grizzly Camera Medium Bean-Bag. I started out trying this shot with the Nikon 35 1.4 but the framing was too tight and was not working well with the puddle. I quickly switched to the tried and true Nikon 14-24 2.8, which really helped getting a frame to showcase the puddle.
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